Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Dear Cougar families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

We hope that each of you enjoyed a relaxing and safe summer break, and were able to enjoy time spent with your loved ones. It was certainly a beautiful summer to be outside enjoying all that our local parks, playgrounds and communities have to offer. We hope that these summer experiences have provided moments and memories that you can continue to cherish as we kick-off another school year.

The beginning of the school year is such a unique and special time. It’s a time filled with excitement, enthusiasm and hope. It provides an opportunity to reconnect with old classmates, form new friendships, and tackle new experiences.

As a school team, we also recognize and understand that some students may be feeling a little anxious about the unfamiliar experiences that await…that’s totally okay. We are here to support your child every step of the way, and we are committed to being responsive to their diverse learning needs so that they can experience success and celebrate their accomplishments.

At Chalmers, we believe in the value of team and take great pride in our school community. Whether you are a new or returning cougar family, the partnership that we foster with you is critical to your child’s achievement and well-being. It is our hope that we can work together in supporting your child, and can encourage you to become actively engaged in the learning journey.

We welcome your involvement. Volunteering in our classrooms, helping out at special events, joining School Council, supporting our fundraisers, becoming a lunchroom supervisor, or reading with children through our Strong Start program are just a few of the ways that you can get involved.

Building positive relationships, strengthening our sense of community, and ensuring an equitable and inclusive learning space for each and every student will remain our priority and continue to be the foundation that guides our actions and beliefs.

With trust, respect, empathy, integrity…and love, we will move forward with unity.

We are in this together! Let’s make it an amazing year for your child and the Cougar team!



Jeff Johnson